LibriVox recording of David Copperfield (deutsch) by Charles Dickens. (Translated by Gustav Meyrink.) Read in German by Hans Hafen David Copperfield, Originaltitel David Copperfield or The Personal History Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery ist ein Bildungsroman des englischen Schriftstellers Charles Dickens aus dem Jahr 1849. Der Roman erzählt die Lebensgeschichte von David Copperfield, hinter dem sich der Autor selbst in verfremdeter Form... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, bildungsroman, erwachsen werden
LibriVox recording of Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf. Read in English by Jesse Bordwin; Yelena; Tina Isaacs; deongines Virginia Woolf’s third novel lacks a conventional narrative style and some say even a plot. It follows Jacob from his childhood, through his education at Cambridge and finally to his death in World War I. The prose repeatedly shifts its point of view and the reader is challenged to find connections between the narrative fragments. Largely from the comments of others we come... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, bildungsroman, the lost generation
LibriVox recording of Brewster's Millions (Version 2) by George Barr McCutcheon. Read in English by TriciaG Montgomery Brewster inherits a large sum of money. Then he learns he's to inherit 7 times as much! But there's a catch: he has to spend every penny of the first inheritance before his next birthday (in 357 days), and have no possessions or anything to show for it at the end of that month. If he succeeds, he'll be very wealthy; if he fails, he remains penniless. He finds that spending so... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, character, inheritance, bildungsroman, humorous fiction, millionaires
In the opening passages of Hanif Kureishi's novel The Rainbow Sign (1986), the author introduces the reader to Hanif Kureishi: a Londoner born to an English mother and Pakistani father, a father who "came to England from Bombay in 1947 to be educated by the old colonial power". Kureishi's childhood, filled with cousins, aunts, and uncles, included "important, confident people", who frequently took him, in taxis, to hotels, restaurants, music houses, and other places of... Topics: Hanif Kureishi, Pakistani heritage, conflict, childhood, identity crisis, Fatwah, London,...
LibriVox recording of The Chartreuse of Parma, by Stendhal. Read by Antony Brown. This book is more often called The Charterhouse of Parma in English, because "Charterhouse" is the English word for a Carthusian monastery, whereas "Chartreuse" is the French word. The book tells the life of a Lombard nobleman, born soon after the appearance of Napoleon's army in Italy. He has many adventures in love, war, politics, and the Church. The politics and the Church part of his life... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, Italy, Napoleonic era, court intrigue, Bildungsroman, adventure, love, tragedy Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a masterpiece of romance and hardship, penned by beloved author Charlotte Brontë. From a childhood spent as a dependent relation amongst cruel relatives and then as a student at a spirit-crushing charity school, Jane grows to become a remarkable woman: poor and plain in an era that viewed women as little more than ornaments, she believes in her own worth and craves independence and adventure. She becomes governess to a little... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audio, bronte, governess, love story, bildungsroman, madwoman, mystery, orphan, romance Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
“Somos los últimos jóvenes de una generación que todavía se ha instruido de una manera natural leyendo a Balzac, a Proust y a Faulkner. Somos extraños integrantes de una de esas épocas que suceden cada cierto tiempo: una época de transición. Igual que otros hombres en el pasado agasajados o castigados por este azar de la Historia (estas culturas de transición), estamos condenados a atravesarlas de una manera penosa, nostálgicos prematuros de la vieja era que se derrumba ante... Topics: Novela, Novel, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Fiction, Literatura, Ficción Contemporánea,...